HOW TO GET THERE
Manikaran can be easily accessed by roads. Though the roads are bit rough but this beautiful valley will make you forget your long tiring journey. There are direct HRTC buses with route Delhi - Chandigarh - Manikaran or one can travel from Kullu both via private buses and HRTC buses. Local buses from Bhuntar also connects Manikaran which is 37kms and takes around one and half hour one way. Kullu to Manikaran fare price is between 60-70 INR. Nearest railway station are Chandigarh and Pathankot. Nearest airport is Bhuntar which is linked by Chandigarh and Delhi.
Manikaran can be done in one day from Kullu if short of time but suggest to camp at Parvati valley and add 3-4 days to hike to the next destination ahead Manikaran. There are many lodges and hotels nearby it. Add Pulga (stiff 1600m climb) and Kheerganga (another place for hot springs which contains medicinal properties) to your itinerary.
PLACES ONE MUST SEE IF EVER TRAVEL TO MANIKARAN:
1) Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara
2) Hot Springs
3) Parvati River
4) Langar cooked in hot springs
5) Harinder Mountains
6) Lord Ramchandra Temple